Sportive & Retro Classic: 28 April 2019

York Rally fundraising Sportive & Retro Classic

Sunday 28th April 2019

Enjoy a challenging and rewarding day out, with great cake, at the 5th fundraising sportive run by the experienced, all-volunteer and very friendly team who organise the traditional annual cyclists’ gathering on the Knavesmire in York, the York Rally.  All funds raised go to support the Rally!

On the 28th April 2019, two well proven Sportive routes take riders from just north of York high into the beautiful North York Moors.  Enter online now or scroll down for postal entry forms.



Running alongside the Sportive this year is the Retro Classic, a gentler, shorter ride for connoisseurs of classic steel-framed cycles. Read all about it here.


Two Sportive rides into the beautiful North York Moors:

140 km & 100 km:

  • York Rally Grande Classic Dunnie 140k
    Total ascent: 1687 m.
    Actual distance 133 km (83 miles)

    Route downloads: GPX or KML
    Route online at MapMyRide: here
    Printed map PDF: here (hard copies will be provided to riders on the day)
    Feeding stations are at
    – the A170 crossing (at approx 32 km / 20 miles)
    – Low Mill (approx 44km / 28 miles)
    – Danby (at approx 64km / 40 miles)
    and the main food stop at Marton (at 93 km / 58 miles).
    The route is mostly unchanged since last year, but we have changed the start to avoid traffic in Wigginton.

  • York Rally Grande Classic Dunnie 140k:
    Alternative route avoiding Rosedale Chimney Bank
    Total ascent: 1656 m.
    Actual distance 140 km (87 miles)

    This option diverts for a section of the return leg to avoid the ridiculously steep Rosedale Chimney Bank – for some riders, doing it once may be more than enough!
    Route downloads: GPX or KML
    Route online at MapMyRide: here
    Printed map PDF: here (hard copies will be provided to riders on the day)
    The route is mostly unchanged since last year, but we have changed the start to avoid traffic in Wigginton.

  • York Rally Classic Dunnie 100k:
    Total ascent: 959 m.
    Actual distance 101 km (63 miles)

    The 100k route diverges from the longer rides just after the Low Mill feeding station, re-joining before the main food stop at Marton.
    Route downloads (updated 23 April 2019): GPX or KML
    Route online at MapMyRide: here
    Printed map PDF: here (hard copies will be provided to riders on the day)
    The route is mostly unchanged since last year, but we have changed the start to avoid traffic in Wigginton.

Enter now! Come on, ride the Dunnie!

Enter online via British Cycling:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/187189/York-Rally-Sportive-2019

Postal entries:
Please download the appropriate form(s), complete and print out then return to the address on the form with your cheque (to “York Rally”):
– York Rally Sportive 2019: 140k ride entry form (.doc)
– York Rally Sportive 2019: 100k ride entry form (.doc)
– York Rally Sportive 2019: Retro ride entry form (.doc)

What to expect:
For many photos (which we provide free of charge at high res to entrants) and rider testimonials check out previous York Rally Sportives in 2018, in 2017, in 2015 and in 2014 or click below for a sample of rider reactions:

Any questions, please contact the organiser by phone: Pete Dunn 07740 171 252 or leave a comment below or on the York Rally Facebook page.

Volunteers to help run the event are always welcome and much appreciated! If you could help marshall, staff a feeding station or take on various tasks at ride HQ, again please just contact organiser Pete Dunn on 07740 171 252.

This Sportive is a fundraiser for the York Rally, the traditional cyclists’ gathering held since 1945 on York’s Knavesmire. The next Rally is on the 22-23 June 2019: be there!

Practical details

Timings
Times are now the same for both Sportive rides:
140k rides – Registration opens 8:00AM, start from 9AM
100k ride – Registration opens 8:00AM, start from 9AM
Last start 10AM

Rally HQ
Sign-in and start is at: Find it on Google Maps here (it’s labelled “Wigginton Parish Council”).

Parking
Please park sensibly in the surrounding streets. There is also parking available outside “Cyclescene” a few hundred yards from the Old School House – at

Are your mates fit enough? Sign them up and see…

See you there!

The all-volunteer York Rally team.

4 Replies to “Sportive & Retro Classic: 28 April 2019”

    1. Thanks for the heads-up – all should be fixed now! If the GPX files open up as code in your browser, you may need to do a right-click (or whatever, depending on what you’re using to view the page) and “save as” to get the actual file downloaded.

  1. Hi,
    Thinking of entering this ride with my boyfriend. Just wondering if you get medals and if the route is sign posted. Thanks x

    1. Hi Asia, yes the route is all very well signposted (and we also provide paper maps for you to take with you). We don’t offer medals, sorry. Hope we’ll see you there! All the best, Peter

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